Construction progress on $36m E88, Etihad Road in Sharjah, Ajman
Ministry of Infrastructure Development says Sharjah-Masafi (E88) and Etihad Road projects 14% and 33% complete
The UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure and Development revealed that roadworks on its $36m (AED131.5m) programme covering construction and expansion activities for Sharjah-Masafi Road in Sharjah and Etihad Road in Ajman had noted major progress, with both developments due to complete in 2020 and improve traffic flow in the UAE emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah.
Director of the ministry’s southern region operations, Eng Munira Abdulkarim, said the first project included the implementation of developing and upgrading the E88 road to Sharjah-Al Dhaid-Masafi from Battaih road.
Work began on the scheme in December 2018 and is currently at 14% completion, with full completion expected in Q3 2020.
Phase 2 of the project, worth $22.3m (AED82m), will see the road widened to a two-lane road in each direction, spanning 13km.
The second phase will connect Intersection 10 on Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road (E88) with Mahafez intersection on Sharjah-Maliha Road (E102), with internal and external shoulders to be developed.
The project also features the construction of a flyover on the new Khorfakkan road and water drainage networks, as well as implementing traffic safety items such as road signs and lighting works.
Abdulkarim said the second project included the development of Etihad Road at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Ajman.
Worth $13.4m (AED49.5m), the project is 33% complete and expected to be ready in Q1 2020.
Project works include the development and upgrade of Etihad Road, which will be expanded to have three lanes in each direction for 2.5km.
The project also includes the development of an intersection to improve traffic towards Ras Al Khaimah and other directions, and the construction of a bridge that will serve the inbound and outbound traffic between Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, the ministry said in a statement.